Blow the Hot Air Out? How Refrigeration Works

When we hear “refrigeration,” we think “make things cold.” Actually, this is a common misconception. To keep things cold, it’s not about adding cold air. The law of thermodynamics makes that an impossibility. Rather, to keep your ice from becoming water and ice cream from becoming soup, we need to remove heat.

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Why Leer Transitioned to (HFC-Free) HFO Foam

Now meet HFOs, or Hydrofluoroolefins. With just 0.1% of the global-warming potential (GWP) of HFCs, a short atmospheric life, and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), HFOs are the way to go. They’re high performing and have little ecological impact.

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Streamlining Refrigerated Grocery Pickup: The Pros, Cons, and Costs Per Cubic Foot

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Refrigerated online grocery pickup and delivery is here to stay, in no small part thanks to 2020’s impact on retail trends. Maybe this click and collect option is something you’re excited about for your store. Or maybe it created a traffic jam that’s left customers frustrated. One way to get traffic moving again is by choosing refrigeration options that will make it easy and fast for grocery pickers to load up the coolers or freezers and then unload the goods right into customers’ or delivery services’ vehicles. Let’s explore why that’s the case, why walk-in coolers and freezers might just be your best business decision this year, and compare the costs.

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How to Tell if a Quick Ship Walk-In Cooler or Freezer is Right for You

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One of the most common mistakes when searching for the right Walk-In is not considering the Quick Ship options. But how do you know if a Quick Ship Walk-In Cooler or Freezer is right for your business? This blog explores why Quick Ship Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are an economical and efficient choice for your refrigerated Walk-In needs and what industries are good candidates for purchasing them.

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How to Keep Walk-In Refrigeration Costs Down During the Summer

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Hot summer days may increase traffic to your Walk-In Cooler for bottled water or beer, but with that extra traffic comes additional heat and humidity. In our other blog post, we calculated that a smaller Walk-In Cooler or Freezer can cost roughly $5.00 per day to operate, while a larger Walk-In can cost as much as $10.00 per day or more. These costs are likely to rise as humidity, heat, and traffic in and out of the Walk-In rise, but there are ways to limit the impact!

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Cut Your Walk-In Expenses During Slow Times

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Operating a business can be a rollercoaster, with unpredictable highs and lows which almost all businesses have to navigate – sometimes more than others. Occasionally, business slows down unexpectedly, or there’s a need to shut down for a short time in order to keep the ledger in the black. But even when business is at an unwelcome standstill, there are hidden ways to save money, and prepare to sling-shot forward. If your business isn’t in full swing, your walk-in coolers or freezers are probably not in use – maybe even empty at the moment – which is the perfect time to reduce expenses and do some maintenance.

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